Sorry for the lack of blogging recently. Believe me, there has been knitting goin' on; I was missing the services of my favourite photographer until today.
For my birthday I was gifted with some lovely Koigu from Samantha of the comments. It lingered in my stash until I could find the perfect pattern for it. After finishing Tubey earlier this month, I was inspired to knit Anastasia Socks with it. This was an easily memorized pattern which really shows off the gorgeous colours of the Koigu. I knit it toe-up, 64 stitches around on 2.5mm needles (my standard sock formula), and I finished with a twisted rib.
I love taking sock pictures from this angle
These socks makes me feel like doing a pirouette!
Unfortunately we weren't able to capture it on camera, but trust me, I can do it :)
As you know, I picked up some Manos in Toronto to make a matching hat for my Clap.
Hat and Clap! (Notice the stripes on my stomach? That means I wore my Tubey! Go me!)
Blurry but colour-accurate picture
Unfortunately I'm not totally thrilled with this hat. Don't get me wrong, I'm lovin' the Manos. It's the inner lining of Cotton Fleece that I'm not happy with. It was purchased with the idea of knitting an inner lining but allowing a little to peek out to pick up on the pinks in my Clap. The Cotton Fleece was a total pain to knit and I ended up doing it twice! But now I find that the hat sits strangely on my head. It doesn't fully cover my ears, even though it's long enough. I think the inner lining may be the problem, either that or I have too much hair. Any ideas what I could do to solve this problem? It's very cold here and my ears need covering!